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today's top stories and a review of the week a nervous piece is extended in the east of ukraine with both army and anti care fighters vowing to abide by a cease fire until monday. a recorded conversation catches and embarrass the polish foreign minister dismissing his country's ties with the u.s. in less than diplomatic language. syria's embattled rebels line up for a five hundred million dollar handout of u.s. military aid and despite some american hardware already ending up in the hands of jihadists.
welcome it's a pleasure to have your company my name is neil harvey and you're watching our international. troops brought relative calm to ukraine this week the army and self-defense fighters in the east agreed to hold fire until monday sporadic attacks however are still happening the cease fire plan involved a lot of diplomatic effort and was supported by key countries including russia last friday the week long truce was declared in the east and that was followed by talks in the self-proclaimed republic for the first time since the conflict had begun the republic's power to recognize the ceasefire in the presence of russian and international monitors on wednesday the presidents of ukraine and russia as well as the french and german leaders discussed the peace process over the phone the same day the legal permission for the use of russia's military force in. ukraine if
needed was cancelled at president putin's request and this friday the truce was extended for three more days with anti-government forces promising to abide by it the peace effort also sort o. s. c.e. monitors who were detained in the den yet released meanwhile civilians tired of the military operation support the political drive for peace. look at any good look but might. there's another but i don't even. begin to look for you right now when you're going to be you know you. fought on we were. my eyes in the bush you. really are you this is more of a good day michigan. given that national is a measure of. privacy. do you think.
the declared ceasefire however has occasionally been broken by both sides people in the city of chroma tossed claim that their city was shelled several times throughout the week the village of revolver a sort of spike of violence with one woman there reportedly killed and in slavyansk a woman and her twenty six year old son were killed in army shelling outside the battle city self defense forces took control of a military control checkpoint and confirmed reports claim the army then launched an attack to take back the seize position and lost twenty of its own soldiers and shelling closer chambord a sora checkpoint they're hit with a mortar shell. the armed standoff has affected the most vulnerable the hardest auntie's maria financial reports now from an orphanage where newborn babies and children up to three years old are being cared for. these care home for abandoned special needs children on the outskirts of lugansk aims to be an oasis of
calm and tranquility. children here have food toys but most importantly love. there are eight to six children they scare house although younger than three years old it's been a home and cozy home you have who are all of them at once who are reached its walls it's no longer safe. mines and shells lend just a couple of kilometers away. and while the youngster had no concept of the danger for the adults it's a different story my son did it as a lordship but honestly did it so hard actually more than half of our kids cannot know yet that they're either to small they have moral problems some have cerebral palsy they need special care and even if we want to have a q a them the a very special place just like ours is very hard. to be on the shores of
atlanta as the mother herself tries to remain positive but it's no easy matter no one can say how dangerous it becomes when they start firing here and internet compelling saved in boss kids was launched to draw attention to this particular case as well as many other often injures and care homes that have suddenly found themselves on the front line and where the sounds of shelling and firing have increasingly replaced gentle lullabies. lugansk in eastern ukraine. the funeral of a russian journalist killed in a military attack in eastern ukraine two weeks ago has been held in moscow the crew was filming the evacuation of civilians by self-defense fighters from a dangerous area when a mortar shell landed next to them friends family and colleagues said their final farewells to twenty six year old anton for loss in who's a sound engineer for the rest c a one t.v. channel he died instantly while this colleague reporter eager corner died later on
in hospital. and this is the last video filmed by the cameraman he was the sole survivor of the attack russian prosecutors say the leader of a national guard squad was involved the divisions were formed to assist the regular army in the east senior lecturer in international relations at moscow state university moxley botha says that they largely operate on their own. the government such as it is in kiev has very limited control it depends to a large extent still on these nationalist paramilitary groups for its survival its hold on power in kiev and it has been afraid to challenge them we saw a tree you. have attacked by an armed right sector mark it was completed you know we have seen this repeatedly that they are the
individuals groups building churches throughout the country and the government does nothing to read to me and this world through on the battlefield as well. and we can bring you some live pictures now from kiev members of a national guard squad have travelled to the ukrainian capital from the east of the country to demand that the truce which is in force is ended and they want the military operation to be resume just to remind you these are live pictures from ukraine's capital the crowd is currently on my down square which of course bloody and to government protests earlier this year nationalists flags can be seen there we will be following this story as it develops to stay with us here on alt. now fleeing from the conflict in the east are tens of thousands of ukrainian refugees the u.n. estimates more than a hundred thousand people have crossed the border with russia since the beginning
of the military operation but the u.s. has once again expressed doubts about those numbers saying that in their opinion the source isn't credible since the start of two thousand and fourteen one hundred and ten thousand ukrainians have arrived in russia we just have seen no evidence to support that we don't believe they're credible we're watching we just don't think that the hundreds of thousands number is credible we don't have anything to collaborate with this is the this is the russians saying you know not should be in there is this is an agency telling you go millions of millions of danger in there now. we don't have anything to back up that number matt. still to come for ukraine in the e.u. sign a deal in brussels to bring them closer together but it's the same agreement that ignited the ongoing armed conflict in the east of the country got that story later for you in the program. first though secretly recorded comments were released this week in which poland's foreign minister condemned his country
subservience to washington and he did so in a rather vulgar sexual language according to a link by a polish online magazine writer stuff sikorsky described poland's alliance with america as worthless although he resorted to somewhat simpler sexual metaphors to explain exactly how he felt about relations between the two it's not just the u.s. though that he's not satisfied with he pulled absolutely no punches when talking about the u.k. prime minister's dealing with the euro skeptics sikorsky suggested david cameron should have used stronger tactics and if that wasn't enough because he went on to remember other times he believes cameron messed up saying the prime minister is unlikely to change mathias piskorski of the european central geo political analysis says it's not just sikorsky who feels this way. that means which is obvious far for everyone here in poland for most of the analysts as does voiced the opinion which is shared by most of the population here i would like also to add to that because
king also what he's talking about because for a long time he has been preparing. american hatred of influence so i hope that the progress of paul and. francine dramani and will at least now that the polish politicians understand the real natural relations between u.s. and poland meanwhile rusher assert it believes the polish minister's comments were grounded in political religion and the form the comments took was most likely a response to earlier statements by a u.s. official so that would be great i think to help blew this thing and have the u.n. help glue it and you know be you putting the terror of human trafficking on the big screen later this hour we will meet a rights activist who's behind a movie that exposes the wave of refugee kidnappings in the sinai also on the way for you going it's the trend this fears persist in the u.k.
over an influx of remaining in bulgaria migrants some brits are actually upping sticks and heading east. rebels fighting the syrian president in line for a half billion dollar windfall from the u.s. president obama is asking congress to approve that money which will be used to equip and to train anti bashar al assad forces just a year ago washington approved non-lethal aid to rebels although that was later suspended after some u.s. equipment was seized by the hardest however earlier this month washington admitted it's been covertly said the actual weapons to the opposition antiwar campaign oberon back it says that poor in arms into conflict has just one outcome. i think congress has been demanding a greater and greater military intervention by the obama administration into syria as if they haven't done enough after spending the last three years funding and fueling a civil war using proxy forces like turkey or saudi arabia or garth are or is the
cia coordinating these same missions through jordan it shows the united states appears to have a schizo front in foreign policy they are saying they demand unity in iraq behind the central government which is fighting what they call islamic extremist from ice or isas and at the same time they're funding these same armed groups in syria to take down an independent nationalist and sovereign government in syria what the u.s. is doing and has been doing this finally in money guns and more occupation tools in a region that it considers to be vital because it's resource rich that's about it. well some u.s. hardware including several humvees are being used by extremists in neighboring iraq they were captured after jihad this took control of iraqi army depots the extremists continued their advance on by down with fierce fighting around one hundred fifty kilometers from the capital. and also disturbing evidence as to who is being forced to join the militants ranks as you can see here in this video boys
armed with automatic rifles are traveling and i see scum boy some children are also reportedly being used by jihadists snipers the ongoing violence in iraq is pushing the country to the brink as lucy catherine often i reports. despite the chaos spreading across the country and home in the kurdish capital the city is just sixty kilometers from the isis front line but it downtown erbil it was business as usual kurdistan has often felt like a separate country altogether even at the height of iraq's most violence and bloodiest moments now with the current crisis treading the country to pieces it's closer than ever to becoming one kurdish soldiers are now in control of territory that used to be disputed but no one here seems to think that just harvest would dare march on them. but i have full faith in the forces we won let anything happen. for some the prospect of a divided or rock was
a welcome one do you think that iraq will remain one country as we know it's after this crisis maybe this it may be that iraq will have to be divided will have area and the sunnis and shias will have there is no one in kurdistan is more and we have oil we have a strong army. they may help or oil but fuel is running scarce for days now iraqi forces battled with isis for control of the country's largest oil refinery this is one of the first things you notice here in erbil these massive gas lines some of the cars have been here for hours since the morning many people in fact camped out overnight to try to get online so they can get gas frustrated residents line up to get their share authorities have limited each individual to thirty leaders that's less than what it takes to fill two tanks the people we've spoken to said there haven't been lines like this for fuel since the outbreak of
the u.s. led invasion back in two thousand and three and although there are shortages here in erbil parts of northern iraq have run out of gas even on the black market and so people are stocking up they say that they don't know what bring the fear is that it will get a lot worse before it gets better that's a sentiment we heard from many here and it's not just so nice fleeing the violence we encountered shia refugees to october job or came here six days ago from baghdad in baghdad the situation has gone from bad to worse and people are arming themselves and getting ready to fight one another are all they see in the future is bloodshed and violence if something doesn't change iraq will be a country of orphans and what all those who see caffein of erbil iraq. do stay with us here on our table of plenty more stories for you after this short break.
welcome back you're watching the weekly. ukraine has signed a trade agreement with the e.u. the failure to sign the same deal back in november is what triggered protests and bloody conflict in the country but president poroshenko says that this is only the first step towards even close a tolerance with europe. we see the. ukraine as european country under the forty nine article we'll have an opportunity. for the membership perspective this is a very important carrot for you green to work up. well
a financially challenge to europe still doesn't appear to be quite ready for ukraine the commissioner for a large amount to kiev still needs to prove its european credentials the blogs and he commissioner has warned that the bailout for greece will that is in his opinion peanuts compared to the billions brussels would have to cough up to save kiev's ailing economy the president of the european commission says that the e.u. is not ready to integrate a country like ukraine at this stage and that sentiment is also by the foreign minister of europe's powerhouse germany which comes as no surprise to financial experts patrick young ukraine which last year was in a catastrophic position how that signed a free trade association this year is going to associate with the european union are the point when it's on the brink already of economic disaster this is a catastrophic move for the ukrainian economy the only winners either this or
a few sadly deluded egos whether they're in brussels whether they're in washington who believe some horror of that they've achieved a great deal of political victory for the people of ukraine there are no jobs to be hired here there's only going to be job losses there is no economic growth to be hired by suddenly having western european goods dumped at little cost onto your marketplace this is a disaster it's a very very tragic day for the people of ukraine who want to improve their economic outlook. well calls for a new package of economic measures targeting russia have come up against big business across the atlantic the chamber of commerce and the national association of manufacturers of lost an ad campaign to explain just why new sanctions will bank fire they say to leave u.s. companies scrambling to keep up with firms from other countries earlier we spoke to american economic research and president of the franco-prussian chamber of commerce and industry it should have been because they actually. put it you could see
why no. leaders are talking about economical thing sure and so we need to raise over. that issue not doing the again they should use diplomacy to do so the ukrainian though he's using you know taking into his thirty's companies whether they are you with your pin or french company this is something which is an acceptable follows what the sanctions are doing is isolating the united states' economy instead of isolating russia they were meant to isolate russia but given the trend we're on trade for all of the exports that russia airs and for diplomacy. they're actually doing in isolating the united states it's a very strange business logic it doesn't make sense logically so it has to be illegal but also speaking out against further sanctions aimed at russia were political and business figures in austria russian leader visited vienna this week
and the issue of ukraine really came up during a light hearted exchange. internal good for your term but is it in poutine. does. does. that the. tail end. of their going to end the cold they may. find out more about the visit at r.t. dot com also there for you still think your the boss of your own social media account you might want to think again because it's been revealed that facebook has been playing with the minds of the users without their knowledge she can get the full story on line and also that for you of bureaucratic mistakes he's hundreds of prisoners walk free find out what happened and how officials want to get them back
behind bars. for thousands of israel bound refugees from africa the search for a better life and up in torture camps they fall into the hands of ruthless smuggling gangs and then simply vanish in egypt's sinai desert when three thousand migrants per month come from the east african state of eritrea alone many of them kidnapped for ransom and tortured until their families pay if they don't human traffickers reportedly execute the hostages wouldn't four thousand people are estimated to have been killed since two thousand and eight and around a thousand thought to be in captivity right now. well despite the eritrean president calling for an investigation the international community has remained largely silent israel's prime minister wants even described the refugees as infiltrators the foreigners is a swedish eritrean activists trying to raise awareness about the victims of torture
by putting their plight on the big screen. they were melting plastic bags and dropping it in their backs this is. a machine. told all t's a nice way she believes there's a big difference in the way the captives are treated depending on their nationality i have seen kids children that are two years old being tortured there were some kids that have to watch their mother being burned alive and they survived so these are the kind of people that i talk to the torture is it's not any as are tortured
like we see horror movie or something it's where people are tortured twenty four hours a day deprived deprived of food deprived we have seen americans getting kidnapped in the sinai. it took only twenty four hours to release them last year norwegian woman was kidnapped in the same area and it took about a week for her to be released so this happens all quite often to westerners as well but they're out within days and they don't get to experience the torture as a free country so it has to do with race. and if you would like to watch the full version of the interview recorded for in the now with an isa now you can find it on our web site that's r.t. dot com. now the public in britain has long expressed fears about a tide of immigrants from rumania and bulgaria especially after your employment restrictions were lifted earlier this year it's estimated fifty thousand people
a year could make the cross continent trip but it's not all one way traffic you go brisk and off explains why a sizeable number of brits are actually going in the opposite direction. you know michael he's british but spent most of his life outside the u.k. his father worked in the military and the family's done its fair share of globetrotting but it's in romania where mike decided to settle down on a board he's been running for five years now i love the opportunity salad my life and my test still the nightlife and i like to party and that's one of the reasons why i went into this business i love the people of the climates the kind of chance you know and the medium seem more than welcoming since the beginning of this year they've been able to travel and work all over the e.u. some british deputies worried immigrants could start flooding in even suggested running a scare campaign to put them off coming to the u.k. there are many and press saw the letter side of the situation and started
campaigning for british citizens to move here and work instead since romania's accession to the e.u. one thousand and seven brits no longer have to register when they move here so it's hard to say the exact number of them living here but according to the british embassy it's somewhere between three and four thousand and some have even made a business out of helping other newcomers to get started in this country like jean edgar another british ex-pat who left the u.k. eight years ago after his eighty company went bankrupt he makes a living here by helping other ex-pats register firms find staff buy property and offers other help of foreign businessmen may need when setting up shop rumania has a long long way to go before it could be perceived as let's say a western european type country but for a guy like myself yes i would recommend anyone to come here romania is far from the wealthiest of the e.u. states in fact with the average salary of less than four hundred euros per month it's one of the poorest to the surprise of many word of
a mass exodus of the medians to the rest of the e.u. this country has actually given thousands of westerners opportunities they couldn't find it before you got this going on r.t.e. book arrest. ok so that said it's all from a for today day stay with us i'm off to a short break we'll examine some of the myths of the gurgles propaganda and if you're watching us from the we'll bring you the latest episode of technology and joined. as a new physician i swear to abide by the hippocratic oath. to the best of my ability and judgment. i will prescribe for the good of my patients. i will not give deadly doses to anybody.
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